The Raiders’ offensive braintrust on the coaching staff was absolutely outdoing Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips. And because of that, Rams Head Coach Sean McVay had little opportunity to get the Rams’ offense going.
The Raiders had controlled the ball for 21:31; the Rams, 8:29. The Rams were 0/3 on third down. QB Jared Goff was 4/10 for just 60 yds while RB Todd Gurley had carried the ball just four times for 19 yards...
And then McBae and Grandpa Wade took over.
The Rams’ defense, faced with an offensive opponent that refused to test CB Marcus Peters and CB Aqib Talib deep, continued to pipe the middle of the field. Grandpa Wade closed the pipe.
The Rams’ offense hesitated to lean on the stellar play of the offensive line (who ABSOLUTELY deserves tonight’s gameball) until leaning into Gurley in the second half.
At halftime, it was Rams 10, Raiders 13. The second half? Rams 23, Raiders 0.
Give it up for your damn LA Rams coaching staff.